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Senior Social Worker - Looked After Children (INTERNAL ONLY) - 12 MONTH LTC

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/07/2019 11:59
£35,934 - £38,813
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road
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Job details 

Closing date:
18 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Looked After Children team are offering out an opportunity to existing staff members to apply for an envisaged 12 month Limited Term Contract - commencing August/September 2019. (Date may be subject to variation).

This will be a fantastic opportunity for those looking to gain supervisory experience and to gain practice experience in the Corporate Parenting environment.

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Emma Stephens, Team Manager - Looked After Children.

To apply, please complete and email your application to HRrecruitment@southglos.gov.uk by 12:00 noon on Thursday 18th July 2019. Marking the email "For the Attention of Joe Scrase"

If you experience any difficulties downloading the form, please try again using another web browser, alternatively email the above address to request the template to be emailed to you.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS.

• Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

• Significant post qualification experience in a Local Authority child protection children’s services setting

• You will demonstrate specialist up to date knowledge of the service area of child protection, Public Law outline, Children in Need and Looked after children and be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice

• Detailed understanding of successful strategies to improve outcomes for children, young people and families

• Evidence of on-going continuous professional development and a thorough knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to children and young people’s services

• Evidence of skills, knowledge and experience to be able to assess and manage risk for the most vulnerable children in the community

• Experience of staff supervision

• Effective communication and relationship building skills

• You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in-house software packages

• You must have a full driving license and access to a vehicle, insured for business use.

• Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours

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